Description of Position: The Clinical Neuropsychology Service (CNS) at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), McMaster University is pleased to announce a position for 1 neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship opening for the 2-year 2022-2024 academic cycle. This individual will join our current first year fellow.
Our service provides consultation, assessment and intervention to a wide range of adult inpatient and outpatient populations within the context of an academic healthcare and hospital setting. The fellow will work with adult and geriatric patients with neurological diseases and disorders, complex psychiatric disorders, dementia, and general medical conditions through a number of rotations and through facilitating group intervention programming. Participation in weekly structured rounds and didactics (e.g., Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Mental Health and Addiction Rounds, Joint Geriatric-Neuropsych didactics, and other hospital service clinic rounds) and team-based research is expected.
The SJHH postdoctoral program in Clinical Neuropsychology provides access to multidisciplinary medical education and training opportunities that include didactics and direct patient contact, as well as interactions with other residents in medical specialties and allied health professions. Competence and understanding of ethical standards and professional practice relevant to cultural and individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology and neuropsychology are emphasized.
Faculty: The program exists within the SJHH Mental Health and Addictions Program and is affiliated with McMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences. Most of the faculty supervisors have joint appointments. The CNS includes 5 core neuropsychologists, 2 affiliated neuropsychologists, 2 psychometrists, 2 postdoctoral fellows, a neuropsychology resident and graduate practicum learners.
Setting: Nestled along the shores of Hamilton Harbour adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment, the City of Hamilton is home to several cultural, recreational landmarks, and conservation areas. In addition, Hamilton is about 45 minutes from Toronto, a large cosmopolitan city with nearly 3 million residents and a wide array of sports, entertainment, shopping and dining experiences. It is also about an hour from Buffalo, NY, and less than an hour from Niagara Falls, and the nearby Niagara wine country. Find more about Hamilton, Ontario: www.hamilton.ca
Benefits/Salary: Salary is competitive at $50,000, with an additional percentage in lieu of benefits (about 14%, or $7,000 annually), and 15 paid personal/educational days annually. Healthcare benefits are provided to everyone through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Those moving to Ontario from out of province or from the USA will be required to undergo a waiting period prior to accessing OHIP services (https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-ohip-and-get-health-card).
Application Procedures: As a member of APPCN, we participate in and comply with the rules governing the Resident Matching Program conducted by National Matching Services
(http://www.natmatch.com/appcnmat/; see also www.appcn.org). Interested individuals are requested to submit three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, a cover letter with a statement of training or experience, curriculum vitae, a letter from the training director conferring the status of completion of degree requirements, and a de-identified work sample to: Dr. Emily MacKillop at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted through January 5th Interviews will be held virtually in early 2022. APPCN Neuropsychology Match Number: 8261
For detailed information about the program, please see our training brochure: Table of Contents (stjoes.ca)
Additional information about our hospital and department can be found by visiting: http://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/mental-health-addiction-services
For more information, please feel free to email me with questions.
Emily MacKillop, Ph.D., C.Psych.
ABPP Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, Registered Clinical and Neuropsychologist Director, Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship; Psychology Practicum Placement Coordinator Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University Clinical Neuropsychology Service, G187; St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, 100 West 5th St, Hamilton ON L8N 3K7, 905-522-1155 ext. 35411; firstname.lastname@example.org